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Tim Balme: An acting and writing all-rounder...

Interview – 2010

Actor and writer Tim Balme has played an integral part in the NZ film and television scene for longer than he chooses to remember, having portrayed good guys, bad guys, the guy next door, creepy guys, dopey guys, lovable guys, clever guys and almost every other guy in between. Lately, Balme has diversified his portfolio and worked as a writer and in drama development.

In this ScreenTalk, Balme talks about:

  • His early theatre aspirations - still never realised
  • What it was like amongst the gore on the set of Braindead
  • His thoughts on playing Jack Brown Genius in the feature film
  • One of the defining and more risque moments from feature film Via Satellite
  • His take on NZ cinema audiences
  • How he became a writer on Outrageous Fortune
  • Thoughts on the successful formula behind Outrageous Fortune
  • Scoring an acting role in The Almighty Johnsons

This video was first uploaded on 6 December 2010, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – James Coleman